Cyclist found carrying cannabis

Blackpool Police
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Police who suspected a man was on drugs by the way he was riding his bicycle found a bag of cannabis under the saddle.

Jonathan Smith, 23, of Blakiston Road, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis.

He was given a nine months conditional discharge and ordered to pay £15 victims’ surcharge by District Judge James Prowse sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said on September 4 at 11.30pm police stopped Smith as he rode erratically along Blackpool Promenade.

A small amount of green plant material found in a carrier bag tied under the saddle, was cannabis.

He had a previous conviction for cannabis possession.

Patrick Nelligan, defending, told the judge his client had not smoked any cannabis for several weeks.